Pre-order Calypso by David Sedaris


Pre-order Calypso by David Sedaris


Calypso by David Sedaris
Publication date: May 29th, 2018
Price includes NC sales tax
All sales are final. No returns or cancellations. 

Pre-order David Sedaris' newest collection of stories from Main Street Books to guarantee that you'll have a copy of his latest collection of stories at his reading and signing at Main Street Books on Thursday, May 31st, 2018. Pre-orders can be picked up at Main Street Books as early as Tuesday, May 29th as well as at David Sedaris' signing event on May 31st.

**Book pre-orders are NOT considered tickets to the inside reading event. A limited number of tickets to the inside reading event will be sold separately and also include a copy of Calypso.


David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you’ve ever laughed your way through David Sedaris’s cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you’re getting with Calypso. You’d be wrong. 

When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it’s impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny–it’s a book that can make you laugh ’til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris’s powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris’s darkest and warmest book yet–and it just might be his very best.